Be sure to review the beginning of the year information that comes today. Return all signature pages this week!
Buff Cards/Emergency Cards are due this Friday, August 30th!
Just a few reflections as we move forward with the year and our new car rider process...
We dismissed 184 cars today in 45-50 minutes. We appreciate our families using the car rider line. At first, it will not be a fast process as we are working through all of beginning of the year details with staff, students, and parents; however, we know it is the safest. So, thank you for utilizing the car rider line! At the traffic light, please remember to take turns with the traffic coming from both directions! Our car rider staff met after school today to debrief and we are prepared for tomorrow. We will have all students seated by car rider color tomorrow to assist siblings. Parents need to watch for the staff to direct the flow of traffic. Do not pull out of the line so that we can keep a steady flow of 10 cars at a time. All students will be seated by color instead of grade level. Talk to your child(ren) and ensure that your oldest siblings know to find their little brothers/sisters when preparing for dismissal out front. My staff will help them. Also, talk to your child(ren) about their color and number. It helps if they know it when we call for them in the afternoon. We will be ready for tomorrow! I can't say enough, THANK YOU, for helping keep our students SAFE.
If you parked in the back for pick-up, this is not the most convenient means of obtaining your child or the coolest (because it is too hot). Therefore, we recommend you use the car rider line, bus, daycare, KINS, walker, or biker as a dismissal procedure for your child(ren). I have arranged for staff to assist you. Since we are doing more with less, we have two people at the rotunda door and one office staff member that can help. A line will be formed to verify you are the parent/guardian of the child if you failed to bring the car rider tag matching the student. I do ask that you TRY our car rider line, because it will be much cooler and faster in the long run.
We would love to put your child(ren) in your air conditioned vehicle when you pull up, so please give it a try!
Again, thank you for a GREAT first day!